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End of Financial Year Checklist

It’s that time of year again and the End of Financial Year is upon us. Before 30 June take a moment to review your business so you can start the new financial year off on the right track. 1. Review your business story How has your business changed in the past year? As your business […]

Workers in the home – are you covered?

Injuries to household and domestic workers: Are you covered? Queensland Home and Contents insurance policies exclude injuries to Domestic Workers such as domestic cleaners, babysitters, nannies, gardeners and in-home carers, or in situations where a WorkCover Policy of insurance might respond. By legislation, WorkCover Queensland Household Worker Insurance Policy will protect home owners against these […]

NBN…Cause for Alarm?

The rollout of the NBN network involves new technologies and some of your existing devices are unlikely to be compatible with the new system. Transitioning to the NBN can cause your alarm monitoring to stop working and consequently it is vital that you contact your alarm company to consider your options before performing your NBN […]

Pool Safety in Queensland

Of Australia’s 280 drowning deaths in the year to June 2016, 45 occurred in backyard swimming pools according to The Royal Life Saving’s National Drowning Report 2016. In the Summer of 2016-2017, news headlines around the country have been dominated by a swag of reports of toddler drownings in backyard pools. Given the recent reports, […]

New domestic smoke alarm laws

From January 2017, new fire smoke alarm laws apply to domestic building owners. As of January 2017, any new dwelling or dwellings that are being substantially renovated must comply with the new regulations.   This includes: Only photoelectric smoke alarms are to be installed Any smoke alarm over 10 years old must be replaced by […]

Insurance health check

Forget New Year’s Resolutions, at the beginning of 2017, it’s time to have a health check of your business and have a look at five mistakes you might be making with regards to your insurance. 1. Not regularly reviewing your insurance policies Don’t leave it to once a year (usually at renewal time) to review your […]

Conditional registration with motor vehicles

Once a vehicle has been conditionally registered it should be treated in the same way as any other registered vehicle and should be duly insured under a Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy. It’s a legal requirement that all vehicles that require any access to gazetted roads and public places, such as car parks, must now have […]

Brokers add real value at the time of a claim

The key roles of a broker are to help identify and manage risks on your behalf, and to arrange and place appropriate cover. However, the true value of a broker is never fully appreciated or understood until you have a claim. Many businesses fail following a significant loss usually due to two things – inadequate […]

CGU See it Through in Rockhampton

When extreme weather hits, CGU is there to see it through for our small business customers and their community. When Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit Rockhampton, Brendon Reck’s pharmacy was inundated with water along with the medical centre who shared his property. At a time when medical assistance was of the utmost importance to the local […]